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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Police Foundations

Prepare for a career in law enforcement or security.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)


Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Unique Partnership

Sheridan's Police Foundations program has strong relationships with several police services and other law enforcement agencies. These relationships include Internships, special projects, and several volunteer opportunities.

Preparation for Application

Although not an admission requirement, Grade 12 mathematics or equivalent is recommended. Applicants should be aware of the physical demands of the program as physical fitness and defensive tactics training are integral to the curriculum.

Note: In some cases, a criminal record may make it more difficult for students to find program-related employment after graduation.

*Course duration for September starts is two academic years. Course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.